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The San Francisco Chronicle makes note that Italy greatly boosted its durum wheat imports from North America following a 10 percent reduction in Europe’s production of this specialty wheat. Canadian sales of durum to Italy tripled to 156,500 MT and sales by the U.S. doubled to 210,000 MT. Durum is harder than common wheat and its extensibility makes it better for pasta and pizza crusts. However, notable is the fact that most of these purchases occurred before the end of September, meaning buyers mostly avoided the subsequent 35 percent rise in the price of North American durum. Canadian grain producers would be more sanguine over the purchases except for the fact that it is likely a one-time anomaly. They point out that Italy’s...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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